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Happy Birthday, Jonathan Swift!

Welcome to the birthday party!

Perhaps Jonathan Swift’s best known tale is that of Gulliver’s Travels (1726). The name of the eponymous character hints of Swift’s upbringing in Ireland, because of its resemblance to the… 97 more words

Read Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' Online

Today’s Google Doodle has just reminded me that today would have been Louisa May Alcott‘s 184th birthday. I have always enjoyed her works, so in honor of her birthday, I want to quickly share a link to where you can read her most famous book,  46 more words


Presidents, Actors, and Royalty: Children's Books Written by Famous People

When we think of authors, people who make a career out of writing often come to mind, but sometimes a dark horse can pop up from behind and surprise us. 471 more words



Soft words and gentle pecks,
I place upon your neck.
As your fingers firmly glide,
Along the arch of my back.
Like Louisiana heat,
My body temperature rises, 41 more words

My Song

In the case you happen to hear my song,
Do not judge the words that I have used.
Some of them may be raunchy and frisky, 208 more words

NaNoWriMo Tips: Rules for Writing Fiction from the Best

The Guardian newspaper rounded up advice from top authors with rules for writing fiction. This is a must read.

The advice can be harsh but it represents decades of writing, editing, and publishing for many of these authors. 52 more words

Writing Tips

Epic Veteran Writers Battle: What I have Learned So Far

This is a learning process and will take time.

I thought the Epic Veteran Writers battle was going to be a ‘slam dunk’ for three time veteran Ernest Hemingway: World War I veteran, ‘hang-around’ Spanish Civil War and World War II vet.   188 more words